Storifys: The Digital Nonprofit

The Digital Nonprofit was connected. Our lead social media reporter David Gloyn-Cox has wrapped up the day’s conversation and key insights into a series of Storifys.

Thanks David! You’re the best!

September 2: $ocial Media? Using small wins to grow social media revenue

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Ever heard it said “there’s no ‘$’ in social media. Just a plain old letter ‘s’?” Many organizations have found that a strong social media presence has not yet translated directly into significant fundraising revenue.

Shoni Field will share the BC SPCA’s experiences using a ‘small wins’ approach to growing their social media sourced revenue.

Using case studies that reference some of the BC SPCAs successful online campaigns including BC SPCA Medical Emergency, Second Chance Holiday Campaign, Calendar Contest and National Cupcake Days she’ll explore:

  • Whether a shifting emphasis from transactional to relational fundraising fits better with the social media psyche.
  • How we move social media supporters out of their silo.
  • What role virtual peer2peer models can play in growing social media sourced revenue.

RSVP on Meetup

When: Tuesday, September 2 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Where: HiVE Vancouver, #210 – 128 W Hastings St.

PRESENTER

Shoni Field for Net2van Shoni Field
As Director of Fundraising Innovation at the BC SPCA, Shoni Field explores dynamic opportunities in micro-campaign and peer-to-peer fundraising that deeply engages their support base. Shoni has eighteen years of experience in direct response fundraising. She has worked with a range of non-profits including The Pembina Institute, Imagine1Day, EcoJustice, The Arthritis Society and the B.C. Cancer Agency.

AGENDA

  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM: Networking and snacks
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Presentation
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM: Q&A and Wrap

TWITTER

Event hashtag: #Net2van

Host: @Net2van

Presenter: @motherhoodissue @BC_SPCA

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Access: This venue does not have ramps and elevators and is not wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones.

Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the Net2Van community and events. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

AGENDA: The Digital Nonprofit 2014

What’s the day going to look like? Like this!

AGENDA

8:45 – 9:30 AM: Registration, coffee and snacks

10:25 – 10:45: Coffee break

  • 10:50 – 11:10 AM Session 3: Philanthropy Q&A w/ John Bromley
  • 11:15 – 11:35 AM Table work: Philanthropy discussion with John Bromley
  • 11:40 – 12:00 PM Session 4: Meriko Kubota

12:00 – 1:15 PM: LUNCH

2:35 – 2:45 PM: Coffee break

Slides and Video: What Nonprofits Need to Know About Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

On April 28 NetSquared Vancouver partnered with Methodworks Consulting’s Jim Freer and Maanit Zemel, a lawyer from Miller Thomson LLP. The two of them provided a thorough introduction to what charities and nonprofits need to know about this legislation that goes into effect July 1, 2014.

NOTE: the event sold out, so we have scheduled an encore presentation on Tuesday, June 17.

Maanit’s Slides and Video

Jim’s Slides and Video

Our Friends & Us Are Planning Nonprofit Tech Events

Hi folks!

Summer is coming soon. I promise! But before you leave for holidays learn a bit with us at our free or by-donation events!

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UPCOMING NET2VAN EVENTS

The Canadian Anti-Spam Act: What you need to know before July 1

When: Monday, April 28. 2:00 – 4:30 PM.

RSVP: http://goo.gl/E9bxRP

A two hour workshop on what you need to know before the new Canadian Anti-Spam Act goes into effect July 1 2014. Learn how mass emails could, should or are supposed to work under the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation.

Connecting Your Community Through the Art of Crowdsourcing

When: Tuesday, April 29.

RSVP: http://goo.gl/mOa35O

Online Community Manager Theodora Lamb and Creative Digital Strategist Samantha Langdorf will demonstrate how important it is to engage your online communities through crowdsourcing and how drawing out the artistic talents of your community members can help build momentum around your organizations’ mission or cause work.

The Digital Nonprofit: Net2van’s Annual Conference

When: Friday, May 9

RSVP: http://www.picatic.com/the-digital-nonprofit

Join leaders from the nonprofit and technology sectors who will show you how to move beyond reactive tactics to thoughtful strategy. Just 15 tickets left!

A Digital Currencies 101 for the Social Sector

When: Tuesday, June 10

RSVP: http://goo.gl/H3395M

Decentralized digital currencies such as bitcoin and litecoin are a disruptive technology that are re-shaping the international financial sector. This session will introduce this technology and explore how the non-profit and social sector should approach incorporating it into their day to day activities.

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM OUR COMMUNITY Friends

Web of Change Vancouver Information Meetup (and Reunion)

When: Wednesday, April 23

RSVP: http://goo.gl/xpkiw5

If you are working in online organizing for social change but have never been to the Web of Change conference, this is your year. Find out more about this remarkable conference from friendly alumni.

Spring into Blackbaud

When: Tuesday, May 6

RSVP: http://goo.gl/RFAfa6

A full day of Raiser’s Edge professional development, as we partner with special out of town guests to deliver content you’ve been asking for. Blackbaud is kindly sending a team of training specialists to Vancouver.

Vancouver Timeraiser

When: Thursday, May 8

RSVP: http://goo.gl/6XppMB

CanRoots

When: May 23 and 24

RSVP: http://goo.gl/vEWXD5

CanRoots is an exciting new opportunity for progressive activists and organizers to gather, share stories, learn from one another and strategize on advancing our common goals for progressive policies.

The Crisis Conscious Community Manager

When: Wednesday, June 11

RSVP: http://goo.gl/AxLbsc

Every community or communications manager’s worst nightmare: The constant ping of notifications swiftly followed by phone calls at an otherwise quiet time. The next moments are critical and chaotic. Do you have your crisis survival kit ready to launch? In this afternoon workshop, we’ll simulate real scenarios, putting your social marketing and communications teams to the ultimate test: staying poised and in controlled in the face of a critical situation.

Community Manager CampAway

When: June 25 – 27

RSVP: http://goo.gl/JCDcbD

Unroll your sleeping bag and prep your smores’. Invoke Labs is hosting a 2 day CampAway along with our friendly community managing “camp counsellors” at the Cheakamus Centre (North Vancouver Outdoor School) in Brackendale, BC.

Sit around the campfire, roam through the woods, and confer in the clubhouse. It’s where you can let it all out, take it all in, learn and bond with community builders and managers from across industries, near and far. We’ll share best practices, and swap tales of overcoming adversity. And don’t worry, there are beds, flush toilets, showers, and hot meals provided…and did we mention the libations?

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That’s it for now. See you soon!

Connecting Your Community Through the Art of Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing calls on people who are otherwise not connected to contribute in a small way toward a common goal. We see this on the web all the time, from Kickstarter to Threadless T-shirt design competitions. Like a donation, asking an online community member to contribute in some form to a larger project better connects them to your project outcomes and your organization’s mission. Apply a cultural or artist lens to crowdsourcing and you have the potential to build something beautiful, meaningful, using many hands and a collective hive mind.

Online Community Manager Theodora Lamb and Creative Digital Strategist Samantha Langdorf will demonstrate how important it is to engage your online communities through crowdsourcing and how drawing out the artistic talents of your community members can help build momentum around your organizations’ mission or cause work.

AGENDA

  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM: Networking
  • 6:30 – 7:30 PM: The main event!
  • 7:30 – 8:00 PM: Q&A and Wrap

RSVP on eventbrite

When: Tuesday, April 29. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Invoke Labs, #313 – 1 Alexander St. Vancouver, BC

Admission: Donations at the door are encouraged to help offset event expenses. (suggested $5)

PRESENTERS

Theodora Lamb | @theolamb

Theo LambTheodora’s passion for community organizing connects her social change values to her experience engaging online audiences. She’s worked with non-profit organizations including the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation as an on-air host and digital producer for their annual Miracle Weekend Telethon. She’s also developed online communities for Mountain Equipment Co-op’s TheBigWild.org, Family Services of Greater Vancouver, the BC Mental Health & Addictions Services, the Women’s Health and Research Institute and the Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium of British Columbia.

As a producer with the Hollyhock Leadership Institute, she is devoted to building networks, inspiring a younger generation of leaders and providing skills to a variety of social change and social venture communities across BC. Theodora recently wrapped up her campaign for the Vancity Board of Directors. Her mantra? “Go Vote, Go Run, Go Lead, Go Girl!”

Samantha Langdorf

Samantha LangdorfSamantha is the Creative Director at Briteweb, a digital agency that delivers values-driven communications and digital solutions that engage audiences and build team culture. As Briteweb’s Creative Director, Samantha works with game-changing organizations to help them discover original and impactful ways to speak about themselves and their work so they can stand out, achieve their conversion goals and gain a following of both quality and quantity. Samantha is a lover of storytelling and devours stories in every form, from Ayn Rand to This American Life. In her free time, she teaches children creative writing with the Vancouver non-profit Writers’ Exchange, dances flamenco and daydreams about her next trip to Paris.

TWITTER

  • Event hashtag: #vanCM
  • Hosts: @Net2van and @marketing_girl
  • Presenters: @theolamb
  • Venue sponsor: @invokelabs

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Access: This venue has ramps and elevators and is wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones.

Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the Net2Van community and events. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

WORKSHOP: The Canadian Anti-Spam Act: What you need to know before July 1

Balancing Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation and Constituent Communication, Legal and Technical

A free two hour workshop on what you need to know before the new Canadian Anti-Spam Act goes into effect July 1 2014.

Learn how mass emails could, should or are supposed to work under the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation.

This presentation will be delivered in partnership with Methodworks Consulting and include both Lawyers and Implementation Specialists.

Speakers: Maanit Zemel, Miller Thomson LLP​ and Jim Freer, Method Works Consulting

NOTE: this workshop is limited to 30 participants.

RSVP on Meetup.com

When: Monday, April 28, 2013, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Where: UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main Street, Vancouver.

TWITTER

  • Event hashtag: #Net2van
  • Host: @Net2van
  • Presenters: @maanitzemel + @methodworks + @Salsalito
  • Venue sponsor: @ubc_le

PRESENTERS

Maanit Zemel is a Partner with the law firm of Miller Thomson LLP, practicing out of the Toronto office, where she advises businesses, non-profit organizations, charities and individuals on a variety of legal issues. Ms. Zemel has substantial experience and expertise in internet and social media law, including Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”), online privacy, online defamation, cyberbullying and cyber-security. As a member of Miller Thomson’s CASL Advisory Group, she assists her clients with developing and implementing practical policies and procedures for complying with CASL.

Jim Freer

Non-Profit Systems Consultant | Method Works Consulting

Jim is Method Works’ data guru. He is proficient with the range of Blackbaud’s web and fundraising product and has been professionally programming for over a decade. Today he’s here to speak about CASL (the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation) and the importance of process, workflows, and systems in ensuring compliance with the new legislation.

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Mobility Access: This venue is NOT wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will NOT use microphones.
  • Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

We want everyone to be able to participate in the Net2Van community and events. Please don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.

KEYNOTE: The Art of Explanation

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Join us on May 9, 2014 for The Digital Nonprofit. Leaders from the nonprofit and technology sectors will show you how to move beyond reactive tactics to thoughtful strategy.

The Art of Explanation

With Lee Lefever.

Professionals explain ideas every day, but we rarely take a step back and consider how to make ourselves more understandable. Lee LeFever will help you take a fresh look at what makes explanations work (or not), how to solve explanation problems and put explanations to work in creating positive change.

Speaker Bio

Lee LeFever (@LeeLefever) is the Founder of Common Craft (@CommonCraft) and author of The Art of Explanation. Since 2007 Common Craft has won numerous awards, created explanations for the world’s most respected brands and earned over 50 million online video views. Today, Common Craft’s mission is to make the world a more understandable place by inspiring professionals to become better explainers.

Lee LeFever of Common Craft

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The Multi-Screen World

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Join us on May 9, 2014 for The Digital Nonprofit. Leaders from the nonprofit and technology sectors will show you how to move beyond reactive tactics to thoughtful strategy.

The Multi-Screen World

With Monique Sherrett.

More than 60 per cent of North Americans own smartphones. Add desktop computers, tablets and laptops to the mix and there are more Internet-connected devices on the continent than there are people.

Get a tour of future-friendly best practices, tips and tricks for successfully running communications and social media channels in a multi-screen world.

From mobile web design trends to key lessons for writing for a small screen, you’ll come away with communication strategies that work in the age of mobile.f

Speaker Bio

Monique Sherrett (@somisguided) has a passion for all things digital, in particular how mobile is affecting marketing communications. She began her career as the web marketing manager at Raincoast Books, where she spearheaded the online marketing strategies for various Harry Potter campaigns, as well as launched Raincoast’s podcast series and blog in 2005. She founded Boxcar Marketing (@boxcarmarketing) in 2007 and has continued to help organizations drive traffic to their sites, analyze the impact that traffic has on the bottom line, and craft actionable meaning from reams of data. Her 1-minute marketing tips can be found at YouTube.com/boxcarmarketing and her online marketing advice is available at Boxcarmarketing.com/blog

Monique Sherrett for Net2van

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